• McChord reservist nominated for American Legion award

    A reservist from the 728th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash., is Air Force Reserve Command’s nominee for the 2006 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. Senior Airman Lyn C. Yin was nominated for the award for volunteer service. “Airman Yin’s integrity, loyalty, sacrifice and innovative leadership have been invaluable to the mission of the Air
  • Command announces judge advocate awards

    Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command officials here announced the following AFRC judge advocate awards April 20: Reserve JA – Lt. Col. Nicholas R. Loehr, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.; Civilian attorney – Philip D. Donohoe, Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB; and Paralegal – Master Sgt. Carolina B. Hubbartt, 340th Flying Training Group,
  • AFRC announces Oustanding Airmen of the Year and First Sergeant winners

    Air Force Reserve Command announced its Outstanding Airmen of the Year and First Sergeant of the Year during ceremonies at the Museum of Aviation here April 20. The winners are are Senior Airman Eric Pena, airman category, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.; Staff Sgt. Conrad Dawes Jr., NCO category, 310th Space Group, Buckley AFB, Colo.;
  • Charleston hosts its first motorcycle safety instructor course

    Eleven Department of Defense people graduated from the first motorcycle safety instructor course hosted here March 29-April 5. The purpose of the eight-day course was to train the rider coach candidates on how to conduct motorcycle safety courses at their respective bases, said Bob Simpson, Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coach trainer.
  • Reserve airman breaks the mold during celebration week

    Some brought friends or colleagues. Some brought wives, husbands and “significant others.” A few others came alone. However, Senior Airman Kris Winder broke the mold and brought a son’s most significant other – his mom. For the Air Force Reserve Command’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year celebration April 17-21, Marcia Smith drove south from
  • McGuire unit named best flying squadron in command

    The 78th Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., won the 2005 Grover Loening Trophy, recognizing it as the best flying squadron in Air Force Reserve Command. Command officials here announced the award April 17. (AFRC News Service)
  • Reserve aircrew airlifts CE teams supporting war on drugs

    A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew flew civil engineers to this tropical isle as part of ongoing support for the war on drugs. The mission also provided an opportunity for the aircrew members to maintain their proficiency. The mission started April 7 at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., with a mixed Air Force Reserve Command and active-duty aircrew. “We
  • Reservist earns NORAD enlisted honor

    A reservist in the 302nd Airlift Wing here earned a top enlisted honor in North American Aerospace Defense Command. Senior Master Sgt. Jimmy L. Ward, 39th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation superintendent, was named NORAD’s senior NCO of the year for 2005. “This honor ranks up at the top,” he said, “along with being the guest at the Canadian
  • Desert duty: crew chiefs keep C-130s flying

    No one wants an airplane to break, especially flying crew chiefs. But, if a plane breaks far from home, that’s when the mobile C-130 maintainers receive the most attention. “Fortunately, C-130s are extremely reliable,” said Senior Master Sgt. Edward Rife, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron production supervisor. “They seldom break to the
  • Charleston reservist wins command tactician award

    Lt. Col. Richard L. Kemble of the 315th Operations Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C., won the 2005 Air Force Reserve Command Tactician of the Year award. Headquarters AFRC officials here announced Colonel Kemble’s selection April 12. The award recognizes individual excellence in tactical program, to include major program improvements,